Climbing Blind‘ is the incredible story of the first blind lead of the Old Man of Hoy. At four years of age Jesse Dufton was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa: a rare genetic disease that breaks down the retinas’ cells. By the time Jesse was 30 his vision was reduced to just light perception with around 1 or 2 % field of view. As a life long climber, Jesse flies in the face of adversity training for world cup events and leading traditional rock climbs with his sight guide and fiancée Molly. Despite his devastating condition Jesse only takes on bigger challenges by attempting to be the first blind person to make a ‘non-sight’ lead of the iconic Old Man of Hoy sea stack in Scotland. BMC TV sponsors the Brit Rock Tour and is a sponsor of ‚Climbing Blind‘, directed by Alastair Lee. Climbing Blind is the main feature of this year’s Brit Rock Film Tour.

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